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Jean-François Revel from A to Z (L’Abécédaire)

Jean-François Revel’s brilliant thinking is celebrated in an A to Z that hits you with its explosive humor – L’Express  A selection of texts from a ‘master thinker’ who passed away ten years ago. Quite enough to put some ideas back in place. – Challenges Allary Editions has had the delicious idea of gathering a […]

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We Remember the Names of the Assassins (On se souvient du nom des Assassins)

CRIME | THRILLER  Dominique Maisons excels in the art of conjuring up a cruel Belle Epoque, the golden age of occultism […] A lively tribute to the ‘genre’ novel, classic in structure and language, modern in daring and invention. – Sang Froid This story is a wonderful tribute to the serialized novels of days gone by, […]

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Savoring Aging (Le Goût de vieillir)

STORIES She gives us a story that is at once hilarious, tender and sensitive to the difficulties and joys that come with age – Amina Ghislaine de Sury teaches us that we have to “come up with a new path to better savor aging” – Le Progrès “We can discover that old age is an opportunity” […]

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The Virtues of Failure (Les vertus de l’échec)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT [Pépin] makes you want to dare, change and transform our French culture! – France 2  A wise treatise that puts us on the path for authentic success – Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes  Everyone is looking for success… To the point of running away from the failures that would help us question ourselves and find our way. […]

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Becoming Christian Dior (Devenir Christian Dior)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION What a life, embroidered entirely into the fabric of dreams! – Dominique Bona of the Académie française An astounding destiny, a life in patchwork. François-Olivier Rousseau brilliantly traces the life of the fashion designer right up to his dazzling success. – Le Figaro Littéraire In a flamboyant style, François-Olivier Rousseau takes us to the […]

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Finks. How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers

ESSAY “Another odd episode steps out from the Cold War’s shadows. Riveting.”  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Listen to this book, because it talks in a very clear way about what has been silenced.” — John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing and winner of the Man Booker Prize “It may be difficult today to believe that […]

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Beyond the Self. Dialogues between a Neuroscientist and a Buddhist Monk (Cerveau et Méditation. Dialogue entre le bouddhisme et les neurosciences)

PSYCHOLOGY | SCIENCE | SPIRITUALITY A book that will undoubtedly make even the most skeptical think. — Le journal de Montréal This collection of eight years of exchanges conceals treasures. — Sciences et Avenir Matthieu Ricard’s rare combination of a background in science and a lifetime of practicing Tibetan Buddhism makes him an ideal partner […]

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Drinking Mare’s Milk on the Roof of the World

“I loved [it].  Having just finished reading it, I’m bereft. It was a pleasure traveling with you. (Would that everyone was born to a man’s status and freedom!) … I loved watching you persist in your good ways. I loved rooting for you to get out of tight spots, find places to stay, choose guides by their faces, […]

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The Eternal Mother (A mãe eterna)

LITERARY FICTION It’s a very realistic novel, a frank discussion of the narrator with her centennial mother, who no longer walk and can barely communicate. – O Dia Sincerity is a beautiful mark on a work about how to face the end of life. A sincere novel. – Folha de S. Paulo In a courageous way, […]

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A Mother’s Secret

WOMEN’S FICTION A beautiful, heartbreaking novel of love, loss and hidden tragedy. What if you discovered that everything you knew about yourself was a lie? When pregnant Jaya loses her mother, then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to search for […]

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